Eureka! Fund I - "Technology Transfer" is focused on Technology Transfer investments in Advanced Materials and more generally in applications and technologies traceable to Materials Science and Engineering. The Fund invests in the proof-of-concept, seed and Round A stages, also thanks to partnerships with 29 Universities and Scientific Research Centers in the country, including especially the Italian Institute of Technology and the Polytechnic of Turin.
The Eureka! Fund I includes the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti as anchor investor through the ITAtech platform, which was created precisely to support Technology Transfer initiatives capable of enhancing Italian scientific and technological research. Eureka! Fund I benefits from the support of InnovFin Equity-the financial instrument developed under Horizon 2020 and representing the European Union's flagship program for Research and Innovation-and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).
Ideas and companies funded by Eureka! Fund I have a competitive advantage derived from cutting-edge proprietary technologies and innovations in materials science with a clear and unique view of industrial property rights.